Some of the students at Edendale have extremely enjoyed their experiences at Garden to Table so far. In the kitchen with Anna they had the opportunity to make some ice-cream. YUM!!!!
The students worked in small groups to create their delicious ice cream. First they started with some cream and sugar in a small Glad Bag and added this bag to a bigger bag filled with ice and salt. The children then took turns to shake the bag until the cream got thicker and thicker. It was fantastic to see students working together as a team, even if they did have cold water dripping down their arms. The students then added the final touches to their ice-cream. Finally the ice cream was scooped onto cones and the students were ready to gobble down their creation. What an amazing experience!!
While in the garden with Jodie, the students were busy identifying where they could find our fresh produce around the school such as Carrots, Tomatoes, Spinach and much much more.
Keep an eye out on the blog for more pictures and students work to come!!
Room 14 have been focusing on writing recounts, in first person. Their Garden to Table session was very memorable. Bonnie wrote a fantastic recount!
On Tuesday the 7th of February Room 14 went to Garden to Table. The teachers were called Anna, Sonia, Janine and Jodie. The year 3’s cut some things like lemons, kumara, corn and onion. Chomp, chomp, chomp! The year 4’s made some zucchini slice and some orzo pasta. I didn’t really like the orzo pasta but I gave it a try. I helped with the dishes with some special soap. I love Garden to Table and can’t wait ‘til next time!
Welcome back to another fantastic year of Garden to Table. This programme provides our students with the opportunity to have some hands on learning experiences both in the kitchen and the garden.
The junior school is well under way with their gardening and cooking and have had some huge successes harvesting corn and making ice cream.
Here is what some of the children in Room 19 had to say about their first session for 2017.
“We liked licking our ice creams.” By LJ
“I scooped out the passion fruit so that it could make our ice cream taste like passionfruit” By Jono
“To make ice cream I put 3 tablespoons of sugar into the bag” By Pelle.
” I pulled off the corn. I had to bend down and twist it so it could come off.” Ella
As the weather is getting warmer the children are enjoying there time out in the gardens watching the produce grow and the beautiful flowers bloom. Room 13 have been busy in the kitchen creating delicious meals and learning a whole bunch of skills. Most importantly the students have been learning to correctly read a recipe and the importance of specific measurements.
Here are some pictures of Room 13 in action.
Pop onto the Rapu Team Page to see more of their time at Garden to Table.
The students in Room 9 were quite surprised when they walked into the kitchen and read they were making ‘Green Pizza’. “What on Earth is that?”
As they got over the excitement they were asked to go out to the garden to find some silverbeet and spinach. The students had the opportunity to pick the silver beet from the gardens, wash it thoroughly to get rid of the dirt and slugs and dice it finely. Using their hands and some flour they carefully created a pizza base to add their lovely toppings and finally lots of mozzarella. As they came out of the oven the students carefully sprinkled some basil on top of the stringy golden cheese!!!
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The Ata Rangi team have been learning how to write explanations. After a fantastic lesson at Garden to Table, planting bean seeds with Jodie and baking delicious Banana Chocolate Chip muffins with Anna. The students used their knowledge to explain why they enjoy Garden to Table sessions.
Below is some of their explanations as to why they like Garden to Table
Pop onto the Ata Rangi team page to see more of their outstanding work and leave a comment.
I like Garden to Table because it is fun. I like it because my mum was there and it was fun
We like Garden to Table because we taste things. And we plant beans. We water it up.
I like Garden to Table because I like making stuff.
I like Garden to Table because it is fun.
As the young chefs and gardeners from the Ata Rangi and Rapu teams are excited for their Garden to Table sessions this term, in their classrooms they have been having detailed discussions about what they are most looking forward to, the rules they should follow and what they might like to learn.
In preparation for Garden to Table, Room 10 has been discussing the importance of ‘Hygiene’. The children came up with numerous ideas and then categorised them as either ‘relevant’ or ‘not relevant’ using a SOLO Define Map. They have also been learning how to safely wash their hands.
Here is an example of their Define map.
Check out the ‘Ata Rangi’ team page for regular updates on their learning.